You’ve probably not heard of SARMs. It is an acronym for “Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators” and these are basically an alternative for steroids, since steroids have been known to be harmful to those who use them. In comparison to traditional steroids, SARMs yield similar results without any the harmful side effects.

The Beginning (Steroidal SARMs)

Steroidal SARMs were in use back in the 40’s, and they were used to treat certain diseases, such as cancer, osteoporosis, and other related diseases which affect the bones and muscles and cause their wastage. Back in those days, these steroidal SARMs were described to have “high affinity” and this means that these compounds had a characteristic which made chemical reactions occur in the body stronger than before, and this characteristic was the high attraction these SARMs have to receptors.

However, it was quickly found that these steroidal SARMs did not come without side effects. The estrogen in men was converted and they got gynecomastia (developing puffy and soft nipples), their libido was low, their liver and kidneys started to get damaged. Men’s DNA was harmed. Multiple cells in the bodies of these men were mutated by steroidal SARMs, and the result of this was enlargement of their heart and prostate, which was dangerous.

The Future (Non-Steroidal SARMs)

Scientists in the 90’s were available to develop a new form of SARMs which was quite different from the usual kind, which were harmful; these SARMs were non-steroidal, and the special thing about them was these had a protein basis.

In order to better understand the difference between these two kinds of SARMs, you’ll need to understand some biology related to your cells and how they work.

Basically, the body cells tend to be like “locks” and they have binding sites on them which can be described as “keyholes.” The problem with steroidal SARMs was that they had the tendency to behave like what is known as a master key; this meant that they could unlock every single cell in your body without any regard for the consequences, even those you wanted to keep safe or locked. Since they did not differentiate between the cells that were to be left locked and the cells that were to be unlocked, the result of this was all of those harmful side effects. However, this problem was not found in the protein based SARMs, which were the non-steroidal kind.

The non-steroidal SARMs were able to differentiate between the kinds of cells that were to be left locked, and the cells that were supposed to be activated, or unlocked. Because of this, these new SARMs were able to prevent wastage of bone and muscle, and instead, causing growth of muscles.

Among the most popular non-steroidal SARMs are (all of which are available on our site);

  • Ligandrol,
  • Ostarine
  • Cardarine
  • MK-677

People have been using them in sports, body building, and many other related activities from the 90’s and there haven’t been faults reported in their efficiency.

But those who think their problems have been solved have a bit more to consider.

Yes, it is true that nonsteroidal SARMs will prevent people from having bad side effects, and at the same time, give a substantial amount of muscle growth, but they also take a long time to work. A steroid can bring about the effects a nonsteroidal SARM will bring in a quicker amount of time. But, in the end, what is more important, safe muscle growth, or the kind of muscle growth that will inevitably end up harming you? Sometimes things are not just about how quick they affect you, but rather, how safely they affect you.

How Do SARMs Work?

We have this thing in our bodies called type 2 muscle fibers. As we age, these muscles deteriorate and prevent us from working the way we normally would. With the usage of SARMs, our bodies can overcome these deficiencies.

You should use SARMs only by oral consumption. When consumed, they can produce vast improvements in the density of mineral in your bones. Along with that, they can provide with greater strength, and also burn fat in the process. If that was not enough, they can also increase your mass in terms of lean body.

Over the next few weeks we will be looking at individual SARMs and learn about their unique traits and what they are best used for.